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COVID-19: The Beginning of the End of Homelessness

COVID-19 has made the gaps in the systems that serve people experiencing homelessness more visible. It has also resulted in an increased number of people sheltering-in-place in parks and other public places. In B.C.’s capital, the provincial government responded by making investments that expanded resources which spurred a new level of cooperation between BC Housing and the regional health authority.


“Why Would She Go Back?”

You want the best for your friend, your neighbour, your relative. She has confided in you that she has been abused by her partner and left the family home with her children. Then you learn she has gone back and you find yourself confused and scared for her, pondering the question, “why would she go back?”


Upstream Kelowna: MtS Youth Prevention Awards Winner

In this blog, the Upstream Kelowna initiative developed by BGC Okanagan (formerly known as Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs) ​​will be unpacked. You will learn what the initiative is, why it was developed, how it fills the gaps in preventing youth homelessness and much more.